Openly gay Olympic silver skiing medalist Gus Kenworthy is a contestant on the new MTV series “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pro,” which airs tonight at 9 p.m. EDT.
The show is a spin-off from “The Challenge” and will feature 10 champions from “The Challenge” facing off against 10 professional athletes in physical challenges in a quest for $50,000.
The first challenge involves heights + water Recognize it? Watch the premiere of #ChampsVsPros Tuesday @ 9/8c! https://t.co/76unoHPD85 pic.twitter.com/IZVG9ZQPr2— The Challenge (@ChallengeMTV) May 13, 2017
While the 10 Challenge champions are competing for themselves, the professional athletes are competing for charity. Kenworthy is competing for the Happy Hippie Foundation and the Trevor Project, two pro-LGBTQ causes. Kenworthy’s sports goal in the next year is to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The series will run for six episodes.